Secret formulations and Nitrile composites form the basis of massive protection. Combine these materials with innovative layering systems and you get thinner overall profiles, while offering huge protection. Materials that move, shape, flow and mould to the wearer are the key to Forcefield comfort. Performance textiles, technical base layers, the latest Kevlar®, up-to-date manufacturing technologies and high spec Velcro® result in a premium quality, high performance range that no other brand can match.
SOFT ARMOUR TECHNOLOGY
BeCool™ is a unique fibre that has a greater diffusive area than standard fibre; this ensures high levels of breathability and comfort. It is also anti-bacterial. During exercise, the unique shape of the BeCool™ fibre means it acts like a fan extracting hot and wet air away from the body and replacing it with cool and fresh air to help maintain core body temperatures in both cold and hot conditions.
Our Defender® fabric (forward facing) is wind-proof, water resistant and breathable, it has a water-resistant rating of 8000mm, so will help keep you dry should your outer jacket let in water. Defender® material also benefits from having a micro fleece lining.
Dryarn® is a high-performance fibre. An innovative yarn designed for garments that are practical and comfortable to wear. It is lightweight (low specific weight), insulating (lowest thermal conductivity of any fibre) and breathable (fast and efficient wicking properties to keep the body's thermal regulation system well balanced and the skin dry.
Coolmax® is a Silver-based bacteriostatic additive that manages moisture and neutralises odour causing bacteria.
Used to make the anti-bacterial chamois pad for Contakt Shorts.
Thermal and breathable even when wet, Thermolite® fabric is made with engineered hollow-core fibres that trap air for greater insulation and dries 20% faster than other thermal material and 50% faster than cotton. It is also anti-bacterial stopping the development of bacteria caused by perspiration, both with little weight, no bulk, and a soft feel.
DuPont™ Kevlar® aramid fiber is used to make a variety of clothing, accessories, and equipment safe and cut resistant. It’s lightweight, durable and extraordinarily strong
The addition of Kevlar® thread maximises the strength and durability of our products.
The Basics : It's all about the Layers
The “layering system” is essentially a way of layering clothes together to ensure you are comfortable during outdoor activity.
This could be to keep you warm or to cool you down. Layering often only refers to tops and jackets but you can layer leggings and trousers in the same way. The ulitmate goal is to regulate you body temperature to remain comfortable during changing conditions.
The reason wearing multiple thin layers will keep you warmer than a single thicker layer is because warm air is trapped between the layers acting as an insulator. If you were then to remove a layer you would reduce the amount of heat trapped which would cool you down.
The benefit of using a layering system is that you can prepare for many eventualities that may arise. If the weather is nice before you set out then you can pack you bag with clothing that can keep you warm and dry whilst wearing a base layer. You won’t overheat and if the temperature was to drop, or it started raining, you have what you need.
The base layer is the first layer that sits directly against your skin. A base layers two main function are to regulate your body temperature and wick away moisture from the skin.
A base layer is your first layer of protection against the elements and will provide a small amount of warmth. A base layer should also ‘wick’ or ‘transport moisture or sweat’ away from the body. This will help to regulate your body temperature as any moisture build up can draw warmth away from your body.
Cotton clothing is not much use as a base layer. Cotton will soak up any moisture that may build up but won’t dry out making you feel very cold. Check out Forcefields Tech 2 Base layers which utilise Be-Cool fabric and Dry yarn technology to offer the ultimate in comfort and performance.